GCI Hosts Free Event For Local Community With Tech Quest Scavenger Hunt Downtown

September 16, 2014

Prizes include five round-trip Alaska Airlines tickets, the latest smartphones and more GCI technology.

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – GCI is excited to bring the Tech Quest scavenger hunt to downtown Juneau from 1 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27. There will be 19 people named as winners, with prizes ranging from smartphones and tablets, to round-trip Alaska Airlines tickets anywhere the airline flies.

The free, family-friendly Tech Quest scavenger hunt is a celebration of GCI’s ongoing commitment to providing Juneau with the latest technology services and the fastest Internet speeds in the state. GCI recently beat out all local and national competition to earn the title of “Best Telecommunications Company” in the 2014 Juneau Empire Reader’s Choice Awards. This year, GCI has more than doubled re:D broadband speeds to 250 Mpbs and expanded its 4G LTE coverage to the Eaglecrest Ski Area.

“At GCI, we’re proud to have been part of the Juneau community for decades and are excited to celebrate our commitment to providing them with the best technology experiences possible,” said GCI Senior Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Services Paul Landes. “We are always seeking ways to connect with our community through technology, and the GCI Tech Quest does just that.”

The fun begins at 1 p.m. at Marine Park, where guests will receive their player’s card and first clue, sending them on a quest around downtown Juneau and eventually making their way to the final location. This untimed event is designed for participants of all ages and abilities. Everyone who completes the GCI Tech Quest and submits their player’s card at the final location by 2:30 p.m. will be entered to win fabulous prizes. The Tech Quest finale will include a celebration with music and snacks provided by GCI as well as coffee from Juneau’s own Heritage Coffee Roasting Co.

GCI Tech Quest prizes include smartphones, tablets and GCI services. Five first prize winners will each receive one round-trip Alaska Airlines ticket to anywhere the airline flies. One grand prize winner will receive both a newly-released, much sought-after smartphone and the larger phablet. All participants will take home a coupon for a free GCI Video on Demand and a free set of headphones. All children who attend the event will get a free GCI Great Alaska Shootout basketball, too.

“The Tech Quest is a fun, family-friendly event that gathers our community to celebrate technology. We are thrilled to partner with GCI yet again to bring this exciting event to Juneau,” said Alaska Airlines Regional Vice President Marilyn Romano.

GCI Tech Quest is free for everyone and is open to the public. More information about GCI Tech Quest can be found at GCI.com/TechQuest.

About GCI

GCI is the top provider of voice, data and video services in Alaska, through which consumers can experience entertainment everywhere. GCI is also the leading provider of communications services to enterprise customers, particularly large enterprise customers with complex data networking needs. The Alaska-based company is dedicated to providing the best in communication services, including the state’s largest wireless network, high-speed broadband, digital cable television and local telephone services. The company offers more than 1,200 TurboZone locations statewide to provide customers with more high-speed wireless capabilities. The Alaska-based company continuously supports community efforts, contributing to nonprofit organizations across the state. More information about GCI can be found at www.gci.com.

Liz Baker, Thompson & Co. PR
907-561-4488; liz@thompsonpr.com